The garden now has over 500 labelled species in themed borders; a pond supports native wetland plants and is home to frogs and newts.
South London Botanical Institute was established in 1910 by Allan Octavian Hume, a natural historian who had worked in India and was involved in the setting up of the Indian National Congress in 1883. Many distinguished botanists have been associated with the botanical institute he set up. As part of celebrations for the Institute's centenary, a 'living museum of strange visitors' is being re-created, as the new garden was described in a newspaper article in 1912.
Visitor FacilitiesThe site is open Monday & Thursday 10am-mid-afternoon.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThe site is open Monday & Thursday 10am-mid-afternoon.
DirectionsRail: Tulse Hill. Bus: 68, 196, 322, 468; 2, 201, 415, 432
- Early 20th Century
London Parks and Gardens Trust